I am on my own now with married adult children and with 7 grandchildren, all grown up as well. Is it any wonder my original "normal" feet disappeared to be replaced with real nuisance feet?
I started out with 10 B's and loved shoes, until I noticed I could no longer fit into that size and that 11 WWs had taken their place. No more high heels and fashion oriented shoes for me! The doctors figured out that I had very small insufficient veins in my legs and feet and very poor lower circulation. This had nothing to do with bladder or kidney problems; those are fine.
My passion for shoe shopping in actual brick and mortar shoe stores had abruptly ended but, that didn't stop me from ordering from catalogs or from the internet. It became clear soon, though not before I returned much more than I kept, that longing for something did not mean that it was going to work. Nothing worked. I decided that maybe ordering a 12 W or WW might be the answer. It took Pedors to figure out that it wasn't the answer at all and that I might slip or fall instead.
Six months before that insight, I did have a serious fall and broke my left shoulder in four places. It was summer time and I could only wear sandals (GOOD sandals by Mephisto). Then it became clear that Fall and colder weather was coming, and I needed closed shoes with reliability and GOOD support and the search began anew.
I ordered 18 pairs of shoes on-line and none of them worked. A wonderful customer service agent who understood my problem and accepted all my returns free of charge told me about a store that might be able to help: enter Pedors!! I studied the website and still had more questions than answers. Then I called and spoke to Stephen who shed light, patience and information which changed my life. I now have shed my cane, feel very secure walking and I can walk again without fear AND my children and grandchildren do not run, panic and scream "STOP" Mom, I'll hold your elbow"! That's how I define freedom!
I bought the Pedors classic in brown and black, and I no longer have any need for "fashion" shoes in every color under the rainbow and styles that are not functional, but look interesting. I dress in classic style with pants, not dresses. My pants are in classic colors: black, navy, gray, beige, brown blue denim, white denim, beige denim. I do not wear anything but long pants; I hate pedal pushers or shorts BUT my pants are tailored to fit and they are not wrinkled. I have coordinating or matching tops, sweaters, tees, jackets and coats that work for any situation. I love texture and color and I love handbags and cross body bags. I am always told that someone loves my this or that or the color and they think I look great. My Pedors match everything and I am going to keep a close watch for any other colors and for warm weather sandals, if there are such things. I am 78 years old and I try to dress fashionably and suitably for my age, no matter the weather or the occasion. My Pedors are comfortable in an 11 XW NOT a 12. I walk with caution (you would too if you suffered a broken shoulder) but I feel free and confident and secure.